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What's Your Job in Real Life?

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As per thread title, I'm interested to find out a little more about everyone here including your day jobs.  If you're retired, what was your primary occupation when you still had one?

I'm not working at the moment, but have a Bachelor of Music degree.  Worked as a high school music teacher for about four years and a full-time private instrumental music teacher for about two.  Also toiled in a very unglamorous administrative role in the insurance industry for seven years (loss adjusting firm).   At the moment I do house chores and run around after my primary-school aged children while my wife works as a records officer at the local council.

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My longest career was in computing .. but we're talking IBM mainframes here, not the kind of device everyone carries around now.

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Retired Doctor.

Jerry

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Retired Quantity Surveyor/Estimator

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Insurance Risk analyst.

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I was a litho printer for 15 years and have now been in dementia care for the last 10 years

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Planned for early retirement began last year. 

Before that, 30 years working in publishing as an illustrator, mostly children's books. 

Before that, making a racket with electric guitars.

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Geochemist Dr but also did Classics as Uni ....health retired but still help run the charity I set up in Africa working with kids living with HIV 

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My wife is a professional (Dr) classicist so a thumbs up from here Larry.

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But she is a real Classicist....I just did an extra degree out of wildness and a love of ancient history and I am half Greek I discovered at the ripe old age of 20 LOL  I think I was somehow trying to get back to my roots and I love declensions..... 

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Euripides trousers, Eumenides trousers…..

Boom, boom. 

Thank you, thank you. I'm here all week, matinees Tuesday and Thursday, tell your friends.

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9 minutes ago, DrLarry said:

But she is a real Classicist....I just did an extra degree out of wildness and a love of ancient history and I am half Greek I discovered at the ripe old age of 20 LOL  I think I was somehow trying to get back to my roots and I love declensions..... 

λυω  λυεις λυει  λυειμος λυειτε λυειν

(I'm not guaranteeing that - it was a long long time ago!)

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Retired 10 years ago, prior to that I sold IT Support Services, Nationwide in the USA.

 

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Feeling a bit out of place.  Once again I have stumbled across a hobby dominated by intelligent professionals.  

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19 minutes ago, Madness said:

Feeling a bit out of place.  Once again I have stumbled across a hobby dominated by intelligent professionals.  

I think you have as much as any of us .....

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2 hours ago, DrLarry said:

But she is a real Classicist....I just did an extra degree out of wildness and a love of ancient history and I am half Greek I discovered at the ripe old age of 20 LOL  I think I was somehow trying to get back to my roots and I love declensions..... 

I was joking I dont or didnt like them ....I cannot find the apostrophe on my new keyboard '  OK FOUND IT  DON'T AND didn'#'T OH BUGGER IT YOU KNOW WHAT i MEAN

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WHEN DID THAT STUPID @ SIGN BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN AN APOSTROPHE? 

 

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21 minutes ago, Madness said:

Feeling a bit out of place.  Once again I have stumbled across a hobby dominated by intelligent professionals.  

Not everyone 😊

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23 hours ago, Madness said:

As per thread title, I'm interested to find out a little more about everyone here including your day jobs.  If you're retired, what was your primary occupation when you still had one?

Before I took early retirement, my career was in NHS/university histopathology labs

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IT professional (Senior Technical Analyst) in the Oracle/Peoplesoft space at the local University.

But I feel in love with old coins as a primary school kid a long time ago ......  

 

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Early Retired now, prior to that I had a Travel Agency for 12 years, before that I was IT Consultant on IBM Mainframes (Like Peck) both with IBM and other companies. Before that I was British Army - Royal Engineers all round the world.

I collected coins for a while as a child and then got back into them while I was being a Travel Agent (too little intellectual challenge there!).

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1 hour ago, Garrett said:

IT professional (Senior Technical Analyst) in the Oracle/Peoplesoft space at the local University.

But I feel in love with old coins as a primary school kid a long time ago ......  

 

I work for an Oracle partner, mainly focused on Unix and Linux. Also partnered with NetApp, VMware, Dell, HPE, Lenovo, Veeam, Cisco, AWS, Microsoft, Azure etc etc. Been here a long time now, were small but very good at what we do around Unix.

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I aspire to delivering junk mail.

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